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Yet another storefront to sell your Linux games

Yet another storefront to sell your Linux games

July 24, 2014 | By Alex Wawro




Gog.com adds Linux to its portfolio of supported platforms today, announcing that it now sells over 50 Linux-compatible games and will be adding more in the months to come.

The news bolsters Linux's public image as a game platform, though it's not unexpected -- in March, Gog.com announced plans to offer Linux support for at least 100 of its games by fall of this year.

The company claims it still intends to hit that 100+ mark by the fall, but that it didn't want to delay the launch of its extant Linux-compatible titles "just for the sake of having a nice-looking number to show off to the press."

The current list of Gog games with Linux support includes older games like Bloodnet and Sid Meier's Covert Action, as well as contemporary titles like Don't Starve, SteamWorld Dig and Gods Will Be Watching.

Linux has seen an uptick in game industry support over the past eighteen months -- the venerable open-source operating system has received notable support from Valve with its Linux-based Steam OS, and Linux support has recently been added into top-line game tech like CryEngine and Unreal Engine 4. Digital storefronts Humble and Desura are two other distribution platforms that sell Linux games.


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